Springhill Preschool is governed by an executive board made up of the parents whose children attend Springhill. Our highly qualified teachers develop and carry out the learning curriculum.
Springhill is fortunate and proud to have great teachers and staff who love being with children, and take pride in watching them learn and see them grow. Our full-time staff includes:
Jennifer Hutton - currently on maternity leave
Shortly after graduating from Grant MacEwan University, Jennifer began working in her field and brings 11 years of experience working with children in a variety of settings including day-care, after school care, community resource outreach teams, preschool, and as a director of early learning and child care. She is the past president and current vice president of the Northern Alberta Preschool Teachers Association and has been a presenter and guest speaker for various conferences throughout the years.
Jennifer believes loving children is a priority; children need love to grow and families need support and community involvement. It is her goal to inspire staff, children, and their families to work together positively with one common goal – to love and support one another and to provide excellence in Early Education.
My name is Ashley Brewka and I’m the new teacher here at Springhill Preschool. I have 13 years of experience working with children in the areas of day care, after school care, and teaching. I have 2 boys of my own, who are 9 and 7, and I’m very involved in their daily lives including hockey and other sports. I enjoy following our local sports teams and traveling around the globe, where recently I went to Germany. I thoroughly enjoy working with children and am excited for the opportunity to teach here and get to know each and everyone of you.
In addition to the full-time staff, Springhill is able to offer enrolled children more one-on-one attention through the MacEwan University Early Learning and Child Care practicum program. Springhill brings these post-secondary students into the classroom to interact with children under the supervision of the full-time staff. These educators work hard to bring a smile to every child's face.
2019/20 Executive Board
President – Charu Brintnell
This will be Charu's fourth year on the board at Springhill and her first year as President. Her son, Nixon, spent 2 wonderful years at Springhill and is starting grade one in September. Her second son, Hendrix will be entering his second year in the program at Springhill. Charu currently works in the hospitality industry planning events for Rostizado by Tres Carnales. Charu is excited to continue to be a part of the Springhill community and looks forward to another great year ahead!
Vice President – Chelsea Carter
Chelsea was born and raised in Edmonton. Before starting a family, Chelsea worked in marketing and advertising. She is full-time mom to Norah and Quinn (3's) as well as co-owning and operating a creative supply subscription box called Well Inked Box. This is Chelsea's fourth year as a Springhill parent, and her third year as a board member. She is looking forward to continuing on this role and to a wonderful school year ahead.
Registrar – Nancy Ussher
Nancy is a born and raised Edmontonian. She went to the University of Alberta and received a Biological Sciences degree with a minor in Chemistry. Upon graduation, she moved to Toronto and lived there for several years. After the birth of her daughter, Nancy and her husband John decided to move back to Edmonton to raise their family. Recently they welcomed an Alaskan Malamute into their home. Nancy is now a proud mother of two, with a third one expected to arrive early next year. This will be her fourth year being a member of the Springhill Board. She is eagerly anticipating for the new school year.
Treasurer – Lisa Kawasaki
Bio to come
Secretary – Leanna Richard
I am currently a stay at home mom to my son Francis (who just completed the 2 year old program) and to my daughter Sonny who just turned 1 years old! Before becoming a mother I was in nursing school and dog washing. After Francis was born I completed my yoga teacher training, I am pursuing that part time. While in nursing school I completed my doula training and I am also pursuing that part time. I also am now a dog sitter and walker on rover.
Volunteer Coordinator – Mary Suiden
Mary is a busy mom of 3. Holly is her second child to attend Springhill. Before becoming a mom, Mary worked in operations management for the music industry for over a decade. But the time came for a little adventure and she moved to Taiwan where she worked and lived for about 8 years. Her eldest daughter was born in Taiwan and it will always be a place near and dear to her. Mary is excited to be a part of the Springhill parent board. Springhill has been a very positive experience for her two youngest kids and is looking forward to being more involved in the upcoming school year.
Event Coordinator – Jennifer Senoga (Miss Jenn)
See teacher bio
Website Coordinator – Vanlee Robblee
With three children, Vanlee's family has been attending Springhill since 2011. She transitioned from Secretary to this new role, helping Springhill launch their new website. Besides being a CEO mom, Vanlee helps at the family hair salon, LuLu Hairstylist, is a freelance graphic designer, manages rental properties and is a belly dance instructor.
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